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College Terrace is a neighborhood in the city of Palo Alto, California, adjacent to Stanford University.


An all-residential neighborhood, College Terrace stretches 12 by two blocks. It lies between South California Avenue and Stanford Avenue, from Amherst Street to El Camino Real. College Avenue runs down the center of the neighborhood. College Terrace is directly adjacent to Escondido Village, a campus residence on the southern edge of Stanford University. The neighborhood features its own branch of the Palo Alto Public Library system.[1]

There are three parks in the College Terrace neighborhood:

  • Donaldina M. Cameron Park, located on Wellesley Street between Stanford Avenue and College Avenue.
  • William C. Werry Park, located on Dartmouth Street between Stanford Avenue and College Avenue.
  • Frederick W. Weisshaar Park, also on Dartmouth Street between College Avenue and South California Avenue.

Most or all of the street names in the College Terrace neighborhood are named after prominent colleges and universities. These street names include Amherst, Bowdoin, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Oberlin, Princeton, Cornell, and Yale.

Notable former residents of College Terrace include the architect Birge Clark and folk singer Joan Baez. [2]


  1. ^ College Terrace Library
  2. ^ see: 'Views from the Terrace' newsletter, Nov 2002

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37°25′15″N 122°09′07″W / 37.42086°N 122.15205°W / 37.42086; -122.15205


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